3D-printed brains could shed light on brain cancer treatments

Written by Georgi Makin

3D-printed glioblastoma

A team of researchers from Northeastern University (MA, USA) has 3D printed biomaterial-based models of human brains to aid medical professionals in understanding glioblastoma growth, as well as accelerate the discovery of potential treatments. Researchers from Northeastern University (MA, USA) have 3D printed biomaterial-based models of human brains to aid medical professionals in understanding glioblastoma growth, as well as accelerate the discovery of potential treatments. As described in Science Advances, the team has successfully produced 3D-printed glioblastoma human brain models from an agglomeration of human brain cells and biomaterials. “This is a very difficult brain tumor to treat and it’s...

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